December 12th – 19th: The Capital Ringers, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Hollywood Holiday

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

121214jazzA Charlie Brown Christmas, Eric Mintel Quartet December 13th

The annual broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas signals the start of the holiday season for many families, and one of the special aspects of the show is the sweet and lilting jazz melodies of composer Vince Guaraldi. Now imagine being able to hear that music performed live! The acclaimed Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet, a hit at The Grand last year, returns, this time joined by The Jazz Chords of Calloway to bring all those familiar tunes – “Christmas Time Is Here,” “Skating” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” – to the stage of the baby grand.

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121214choraleCenter City Chorale: ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ December 18th

Carols for the season sung by this lively ensemble of downtown workers caps our fall season of great music. This music will send you prancing on your way to Christmas! Free admission. First & Central Presbyterian Church.



 Kent County

121214handbellThe Capital Ringers present:  ‘Traditions’ December 14th

The Capital Ringers celebrate ten years of ringing by performing some of their favorite Christmas music in concert. At the start of the 19th century, Christmas was hardly celebrated and businesses did not consider it to be a holiday. Many attributed the change to Queen Victoria of England but A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is credited with popularizing and spreading the traditions of the Christmas festival. With themes of family, charity, goodwill, and peace that encapsulated the spirit of Christmas and which are still a part of the Christmas traditions in 2014. Smyrna Opera House.


121214lightsGingerbread Story Time, December 17th

Read a story, sing a song, and create a foam gingerbread house! Ms. Sheila will lead preschoolers in a special story time with a great project. Kent County Public Library.




Sussex County

121214playPossum Point Players presents: ‘Hollywood Holiday’, December 12th – 14th

Our Own Original 1960’s “Ed Sullivan Hollywood Christmas TV Special” Featuring the Stars and the Music of That Era, written and directed by Donna de Kuyper. Possum Hall.




121214snowqueenThe Snow Queen, December 14th

The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre and Family Stages of PA combine to bring a delightful off-season production to Rehoboth. The Snow Queen is Hans Christian Andersen’s story of two friendly children, a lonely queen and the warm of rediscovered love. Two actors play all the roles this charming winter production. Epworth United Methodist Church.




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